At the start of each year, I put together a post of what I felt were my best articles for the previous year. A lot of things were going on in the past year, many out of my control, that kept me from motivating myself to share some stories that I had been meaning to share. They also kept me from even watching a lot of wrestling in the last half of the year, and from starting a few other projects that I wanted to get to. I will share them eventually, hopefully in 2012.
Below are the my best articles for the year 2011, listed in chronological order. If you didnâ€™t get a chance to see them when they were first posted, you may want to check these out.
Previous articles are always available through the Archives box on the right, the Category selection, or the Search box.
- End of One Road, And the Start of Another: On Saturday Jan 8th 2011, Brody Hoofer went against longtime rivalÂ â€œPlayboyâ€ Pete Huge in a loser leaves MIW (and pro wrestling) match. I give my take of that night and how I was fortunate to be asked to be the referee.
- Brody Hoofer Interview: A reprint of the interview conducted for the Upper Midwest Wrestling NewsletterÂ back in 2000, where Hoofer answered questions about the business and his goals as a pro wrestler.
- The Rock and Roll Address: An account of one ofÂ Buck Zumhofe‘s locker room speeches at an independent wrestling show.
- WWE “No Wrestling” Policy: One of the WWE’s publicists gets upset with a website because they imply that the WWE is a wrestling company. Apparently corporate wants them to be thought of as anything but.
- TNA- Please Call Us Wrestling: Playing off of the previous story, TNA started verbally emphasizing on their broadcasts that they are a wrestling company, and proud of it.
- Austin Aries Gets “All Worked Up”: Austin Aries shows up on an episode of a series called “All Worked Up” where they were focusing on the security personnel for Ring Of Honor.
- My Wrestling NDA: The (unwritten) non-disclosure agreement that was put in place when I entered the wrestling business, and some of the exceptions to the rules.
- Al Pabon Dies at 46: Some sad news about local wrestling personality Al Pabon, who died in 2011. I note one of my first dealings with Al after getting into wrestling.